MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

The Futility of Online Communication

February 7th, 2019 Viewed 75 times, 2 so far today

The Internet has opened up the door for a lot of communication and dialog that never happened before. The advent of social media has forever changed the human experience in ways that are both positive and negative, and this is a very dangerous thing.

Should Twitter and Facebook Be Treated as Utilities? No.

January 26th, 2017 Viewed 2046 times

While one can understand and sympathize with why Scott Adams asks this question and appreciate the uniqueness of the solution, the problem with this is that it enshrines these things as public entities and relieves competition.  Even now, alternative applications to Twitter and Facebook are under development, and with most social platforms, times can change and people can and do leave them– though I will definitely grant that adoption rates for new sites can be slow when there isn’t much of a value ad.

I believe it would be far more powerful for bigger names to leave these two platforms for a new platform and encourage their followers to move to keep up than it would be to allow these platforms to achieve some kind of protected, too-big-to-fail status.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.